Stay in our completely remodeled state of the art all season log home in the backyard of Rocky Mountain National Park - an Estes mountain living experience with direct views of Longs Peak among many others. Cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced for a 2,500 square foot 4 bedroom home!!! We can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. We have a 7 person state of the art hot tub with 33 massage jets on the enclosed back patio of our log home for your enjoyment. The home is fully furnished and equipped with everything you will need for your stay including kitchen utensils and cookware. It has a fireplace, air conditioning in the loft that cools the entire upper level and 4 private sleeping areas with 3 full bathrooms. The entire house is yours during your stay. The house is professionally cleaned including the outdoor spa. We have 2 big screen TV'S at 52 and 40 inches - the 52 inch TV has a 5.1 surround sound. A 3rd small TV is in one of the bedrooms. The kitchen is state of the art with a Samsung French drawer refrigerator, 4 top cooking stove, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and a drawer microwave oven. We have a large upper level wrap around deck with direct views of the tallest mountain - Longs Peak among many others. We have an LG washer and dryer. There are a total of 7 beds in the home - 3 Queen-sized beds and 4 twin beds. Our living room, dining area and kitchen has direct mountain views. You can hike right out of our front door along Fish Creek to Estes Park Golf Course and to Lake Estes or even to the downtown area. This is an all season log home and our Vacation Home which we enjoy sharing with others.
We are 10-15 minutes drive from downtown Estes Park. There are many walking trails right outside our home with fishing, boating and horseback riding within 10 minutes. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from our new 2 sides wraparound decking and grill burgers for dinner after hiking. We have spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains in a quiet setting. Up to 10 people can be accommodated per Larimer County and Estes Valley Vacation Home Rental rules.
Comfy pillow top beds, and brand new appliances. There is a split system air conditioner for use in the daytime on hot summer days for the main area of the home that cools the 2 adjacent bedrooms, living and dining area and the loft bedroom. The loft bedroom has a queen-sized bed and 3/4 shower bathroom. The main (2nd level) has two bedrooms with 1 queen-sized bed each, and a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub in it, 2 vessel sinks on a granite vanity and a shower and toilet. The smaller loft bathroom has a shower, a vessel sink and toilet. LG washer and dryer is in the room with a reach-in closet on the first level that has a day bed with 2 twin beds. There is an electric massage chair in this room that you can use after a tiring hike.We have spices in the kitchen that we use and you are welcome to use them during your stay. All kitchen and dining accessories that we personally use are provided. There is a CD player/radio and CD collection in the main level kitchen area for your listening enjoyment. There are 3 HD TV's with DVD players and satellite service for your viewing pleasure, and to watch movies that we have in the cabinet by the fireplace. The TV's are 40-inch (family room), 26-inch in the main bedroom and 52-inch in my daughter's bedroom. There are two outdoor grills that we store in the garage for grilling on summer days. There is 3/4 bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet located in the garage. You can park your car under the deck or on the large concrete area in front of the house. A maximum of three cars can be parked on the driveway as allowed by the City of Estes Park.
Enjoy your stay here in Estes Park and we hope you enjoyed it enough to come back to 400 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park in our backyard.
Interaction with Guests
Please call us and e-mail us if you have any questions that you are having difficulty with. We have left a visitors welcome guide to the home and to the surrounding area for your reference and they cover the most frequently asked questions. This is our vacation home so when we are not here we rent it out. But our neighbors keep an eye on the home and we can have them take care of any situation that may arise. For any immediate questions they will be willing to help out or just call us and e-mail us.
Once the reservation is made, we will send you a standard Vacation Rental Lease agreement by Docusign for you to initial and sign electronically. It will automatically be returned by e-mail to us. It has all the rules and instructions that will be necessary for a pleasant stay at our home.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
It is peaceful and avoids the tourist crowd of summer in the downtown area which is easily accessible. Watch the elks graze right by the house in the early mornings and late in the day. Safeway is the grocery store in town which is 10-15 minute drive. We shop at it and they have the best fuel rates for the car. There is an inexpensive Redbox in the Safeway grocery store where we rent movies. Hike Bear Lake, Sprague Lake and visit the Alluvial Fan waterfall in the Rocky Mountain National Park for spectacular photographs. Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 10 minutes drive from our home. Drive up to Trail Ridge Pass in summer and have lunch near the skies. You can do a day trip starting in the morning all the way past Trail Ridge Pass to Grand Lake on the other side and you may spot some moose on the way. Shop and eat downtown at the many shops and eateries and have a picnic by the river in the park by the post office. Hike the trail around the lakes that you will see when coming into town-Lake Estes and along the river downtown. Do a boating tour on the lake. For those with young kids, use the children's playground at Stanley Park off Fish Creek Road. Enjoy the Spring season flowers. Get away from the heat of summer to cool mountain evenings needing a jacket. Go white water rafting through the many companies that advertise online or do some horse back riding in the park or right near our home. Putt putt golf with the family in Estes Park by the river at 2 locations. Trout fish at Trout Haven in Estes Park and grill or broil the fish for dinner. Fly fish the Thompson River. Enjoy the spectacular July 4th fireworks over Estes Lake without excessive large city traffic by lazing on your chair or picnic blanket at Stanley Park. There is the farmers market every Thursday in summer at the Estes Park Fairgrounds from 8 am-12:30 pm. There are seasonal arts and crafts and food festivals that you can look up online. They have free concerts downtown in summer. Use the swimming pool at the Aquatic Center for a very small fee by Stanley Park. Watch the stars at night on the deck of the house or go to the observatory off Fish Creek Road by Stanley Park to see the far stars and planets. The Scottish/Irish Festival starts at the beginning of fall and enjoy the aspens turning gold and yellow in fall. That is when the elks start bugling and so always stay away from the elks at any time in the year as they are massive 500-700 lb wild animals. Winter brings the beautiful white snow that can be watched as Longs Peak, Mt. Meeker and the Twin Sisters accumulate snow for the holiday season. The holiday lights twinkle in the snow. Cuddle up by the fireplace and tell stories to each other while eating popcorn and drinking hot cocoa. Or you can relax in the hot Jacuzzi tub after ice skating downtown or at the YMCA. Go sledding on the hills in the National Park with the family. You can snow shoe walk or cross country ski. If you wish to do some downhill skiing then drive 45 minutes to the Boulder ski resort area. The ski resort in Nederland is 42 miles from our home. Estes Park is for all seasons and will create everlasting memories for you, your family and friends and we are happy to be part of your experience.
You will need to rent or have a car to come to Estes Park and enjoy the Rocky Mountain National Park. Plan 90 minutes of drive time from DIA to our home in Estes Park. Fly into Denver International Airport (DIA), pick up your rental car and drive the fastest route using the map quest instructions.
If you wish to come a longer and more scenic route (2 hours) then go through Loveland from I-25 N exit 257/Hwy 34; turn left on Hwy 34 to Estes Park.
Using a GPS is the best way to get around.
Estes Park Shuttle service can bring you directly to our home from the airport for $45 per person one-way or $80 roundtrip per person and can be booked on line or calling them. You will however need a car to get around.
Other Things to Note
Our home is in a family community and therefore there can be NO partying allowed. Also it is not designed or furnished for College students without their accompanying parents. You will be given an access code to enter the main front door that will work for the days that you rent the place for. It automatically deactivates after you check out and every guest has a unique access code. We have a visitors home guide, appliances guide and Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park guide binder on the coffee table for your enjoyment and guidance. Please leave it at the same place when leaving for other guests. Thank you in advance for cooperating with us!
We welcome ONLY paying registered. Bedrooms are unlocked according guest counts.+ More